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Douglas H. Siegel

Partner
Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Department

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D.
Michigan State University, M.S.
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
University of Wisconsin, B.S.
  • Psychology

Admissions

Court Admissions

Overview
Experience
Recognition
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Overview

Doug Siegel is an intellectual property attorney with extensive experience representing clients in the preparation and prosecution of patents and providing related opinions. He has particular experience dealing with cell and molecular biology patents.

  • Focuses on life science industry technologies, including diagnostic immunoassays, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays, microarrays, small molecule drugs, biopharmaceuticals, transcription devices, transgenic mice, cell lines, crystallized proteins, medical therapies, and medical systems 
  • Prepares joint-development agreements, licenses, and other intellectual property related contracts 
  • Litigates claims related to patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, and trade secrets in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Prior to law, worked as a research assistant at:
    • University of Wisconsin, Department of Pediatrics and Psychology, 1981-1982
    • Pabst Brewing Company, Department of Quality Assurance, analytical and instrumental chemistry, 1980
    • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Department of Cardiopulmonary Research, 1977

Prior Experience

  • Price, Heneveld, Cooper, DeWitt & Litton, Partner, 1996-2011
  • Marshall, O’Toole, Gerstein, Murray & Borun, Litigator, 1990-1996
  • Siegel Legal Services, S.C., 1988-1990
  • Starobin & Associates, S.C., Associate, 1985-1988

Recognition

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2021
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Copyright Law
      • Patent Law
      • Trademark Law
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Patent Law
      • Intellectual Property Law

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • MichBio, Intellectual Property and Legislation Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Biotechnology and Litigation Sections
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Biotechnology Section
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Michigan Patent Law Association
  • Michigan Israel Business Bridge
  • Temple Emanuel, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Board of Trustees, 2002-2004

Academic Appointments

  • Grand Valley State University, Biotechnology Course, “Biotechnology and the Law,” Grand Rapids, MI (2009-2010), Guest Lecturer
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MBA Practicum, “Survey of Intellectual Property Law,” Milwaukee, WI (1994), Guest Lecturer
  • MBTI Center for Legal Technology, “An Introduction to Law,” Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1987-1988), Instructor

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